In the beginning, did God create light in Himself?
We know that, first off, God created wisdom as the first of His works. We know that, in the New Testament, the wisdom of the truth is considered light, especially in Jesus Christ our Lord, Who illuminates us like the stars forever and ever.
Looking at Genesis 1, first it says that God created the heavens and the earth. This, in my mind, is an overview statement, which it goes into detail about. For instance, the “creating heaven and earth” would be making something appear out of the darkness… heaven and the sea, the dry land, the plants, animals, and human beings. So, this hinges a little on this, my thought, in that since wisdom is the first of His works, and light is the first announced work, then the “God created the heavens and the earth” would not precede Him creating them throughout the rest of the account, but would be an overview, wouldn’t it?
About the topic: First it says that darkness was upon the face of the waters. Then, immediately after, it says that the Spirit of God rested, landed, or hovered on the waters.
The two seem to be synonymous, or at least insinuate that God was there in darkness, until He said, “let there be light!”
So, this would, in this case, be wisdom by which He created all things, even as Jesus, the image of God, is the light in the world, through which God creates us all anew.
By the light of every day, God created the world in all its things. Then, it was evening and then morning, and then He created again. This was up until He rested. This was the same with Jesus, up until He rested, and was no longer in the world. While He was in the world, He was the light of the world, He said.
In a symbolic of visionary sense, could it be as though God were looking at His reflection in the waters, and said, “let there be light!” and He illuminated in all His glory? He conceived in Himself wisdom, and ordained His Son’s coming into the world since before the creation of the world?
If this is so, then all of the symbolic language fits, and the revelation of it actually comes by what’s written, and not from no one knows where!“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”
So, in the beginning, did God create light in Himself? http://forums.carm.org/vbb/showthread.php?175863-In-the-beginning-did-God-create-light-in-Himself